James Halladay

James H.

Denver, CO

About James H.

Background check: Last verified 07/15/2016
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James teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I am a professional singer with many organizations in the Denver area including Opera Colorado, Boulder Opera Company, Cabaret Otaku, Opera on Tap, and others. I am also the Cantor/Choir Director for House for All Sinners and Saints Lutheran Church. I have sung many genres including Jazz, Pop, and in leading roles in Opera and Musical Theater. I also co-wrote and performed music for the Buntport Theater's children's show TRUNKS!
I have been teaching private voice for over six years. As an instructor and vocal coach, my job is to help you obtain YOUR goals as a singer. I love to sing and I love to teach people of all ages how to sing!

*** Lesson Details ***
When meeting with new students we first discuss their goals as a singer and musician. Are you preparing for an audition? In need of vocal coaching for a theater role? Do you want to learn how to sing with better control of your voice? Trying to learn to read music and gain a working knowledge of music theory?

As a teacher I strive to focus on what a student's strengths are and help develop them to their full potential!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio- Lessons in the living room, piano, mirror, music charts

*** Specialties ***
I teach my students various styles of music. My experience and training include classical, musical theater, jazz, and pop.

Photos and Videos

Proper Singing Technique!

Experience

Cantor and Choir Director

Aug 2009 - Present
House for All Sinners and Saints, Lutheran Church

Lead the a cappella worship singing for every service. Teach music to the choir including melodies and harmonies.

Education

Bachelor's of Music-Voice Performance

Aug 2003 - May 2010
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Bachelor's Degree in Voice Performance

Aug 2003 - May 2010
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Languages Spoken

English, Italian, German, French

Professional Proficiency

Awards

First Place College Art Song Division

Nov 2007
Metro Singer's Associaton Vocal Competition
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10 Reviews on James H.

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Windy Waite Sep 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
James has been truly fantastic to work with! My son is planning to audition for DSA as a vocal major next year, and James has been instrumental in helping him prepare for that challenging audition. I've seen real growth in his abilities, and confidence as a performer, while working with James - I highly recommend him as a music teacher.
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Jean W. Dec 9, 2015
Gospel Singing · In home
Verified Student
James is patient and kind. I believe that I will go far with him.
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Jean W. Dec 6, 2015
Gospel Singing · In home
Verified Student
James is patient and kind. I believe that I will go far with him.
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Leah H. Oct 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jamie is AMAZING!!! We love him. He has been working with my daughter over the past year preparing her for auditions with DSA. The transformation in her singing voice is nothing shy of remarkable. She has always had a very pretty voice but now it is coupled with good voice control, projection, and everything that makes it go from aw, that's so nice, to WOW. Not only has his lessons helped with her singing, but he is very knowledgeable on all aspects of music, and has taught her sight reading, solfege, counting and rhythm, and all other aspects of music theory. Since we are auditioning with DSA, he also took it on himself to look up all the audition requirements and has been working with my daughter towards her audition. In addition to all technical stuff, he's very professional and great with my daughter. Has always been present on time, good with communication, and very patient with us. I've talked a lot about my experience with my child, but I do also think he is good with people of all ages. I've heard adults that have come before or after us in lessons and they sound great...there was a woman that was singing in another language and he was working with her on it! He truly is a great find. If you want to improve your voice and learn how to be a true vocal artist, he's your guy.
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James Y. May 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jamie has been an excellent teacher. He has been extremely patient with the short attention span of our 6 year old daughter and every week she has been eager to learn more. Thanks Jamie!
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Sandra M. Mar 31, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great session! I liked the teacher very much. Energetic and patient.
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Sarah H. Jan 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I started taking voice lessons from Jamie kind of on a whim- I had always wanted to learn to sing but I was nervous and kind of shy about it. Right away Jamie made me feel comfortable. He is very encouraging and gives criticism in a positive way. It is obvious that he really loves music and is knowledgeable about many different genres. I love that he focuses on theory and technique- as a beginner these are the lessons that I was looking for. After five lessons I already hear a big difference in my range and my vocal strength as well as my confidence, and I am sure that as I progress he will continue to challenge me. I highly recommend him.
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Sarah S. Sep 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
Jamie is an excellent voice teacher. I have learned a lot in the few months I've been taking lessons with him, and feel a lot more confident in my singing. My range and my knowledge of music have definitely improved. At each lesson you do a vocal warm up, go over music theory concepts, and then work on a song. I would definitely recommend Jamie; you will improve and have fun doing it!
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Barbara W. Aug 31, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Jamie has been my voice teacher for almost three years. I have enjoyed working with him on a variety of different songs and musical styles. He always has fun, sometimes challenging warm-ups for me to do at the beginning of each lesson. During the lesson, he is very good at helping me find better or easier ways to sing certain notes or phrases. He has a good ear and can tell if I'm singing something in an inefficient or incorrect way. When he offers me corrections or suggestions for ways to improve my singing, he does it in a way that is easy to understand and doesn't make me feel incompetent.
I feel that my singing has improved quite a bit during the time I have been working with Jamie. And as my voice improves, so does my confidence. I always look forward to my next lesson to measure my progress and to see what new things I might learn.
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Jennifer J. Jun 10, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jamie is a highly skilled and talented instructor. During the first lesson he discussed with us what we were looking for and what we would like her to focus on. My daughter has been to previous instructors, but no one took the time to teach her how to sight read, or understand music theory until we met Jamie. He has been Kyla's teacher for almost a year and as long as he is teaching we will continue with him. He is great with kids, very personable and funny. When you mix that with talent, you get the whole package. Whether you are a beginner or have been singing for years, he can fine tune your lesson specifically to your needs and where you want to go with your music.